Well fans, I worked hard on keeping my promises as true as possible. So without further ado, here are my predictions for each game of the 2012 NFL Season: Week #2
Chicago (1-0) @ Green Bay (0-1)
Match up to watch: Brandon Marshall v.s. Charles Woodson/Tramon Williams
This contest is going to set the stage for the remaining games of the second week of the 2012 NFL Season. Although I absolutely love what Chicago did on offense this past offseason, the Packers pass rush should be too much for Chicago’s shaky offensive line to handle.
Chicago – 21 Green Bay – 30
Kansas City (1-0) @ Buffalo (1-0)
Match up to watch: Derrick Johnson v.s. Fred Jackson
Although I thought about throwing Mario Williams v.s. Eric Winston out there (Winston should win that battle), Johnson v.s. Jackson is going to decide the game. The Bills rode Jackson’s wheels last year until he ran out of gas. It seems like more of the same this year for Buffalo. BUT, Kansas City’s under-rated shifty offense and their stout defense gives them the edge here.
Kansas City – 24 Buffalo – 23
Cleveland (0-1) @ Cincinnati (1-0)
Match up to watch: Joe Haden v.s. AJ Green
Joe Haden is due for a tremendous year, as is Green. Both possess the game changing ability needed at their respective positions. But, Cleveland’s offense is too far behind their defense to make this a tough game for Cincinnati.
Cleveland – 14 Cincinnati – 28
Minnesota (1-0) @ Indianapolis (0-1)
Match up to watch: Matt Kalil v.s. Dwight Freeny
This game is looking to be a scrappy “who wants it more” type of contest. Although the Vikings have the second best back in the league (yes, you read that correctly), Indy seems to be a “trap” team this season. Don’t over look the Andrew Luck led Colts.
Minnesota – 17 Indianapolis – 27
New Orleans (1-0) @ Carolina (1-0)
Match up to watch: Drew Brees v.s. Jon Beason
Bottom line, this will be a high scoring affair. Two high octane offenses going at it. Although both defenses are above average, both seem to surrender a numerous amount of points. I’d like to give this one to the Saints, but there’s just something big going on in Carolina this season. Can you feel it?
New Orleans – 35 Carolina – 38
Houston (1-0) @ Jacksonville (0-1)
Match up to watch: Brian Cushing v.s. Maurice Jones-Drew
This is going to be a fun one. Although, I don’t expect the Jags to pull it off, I do expect it to be a fun game to watch. Schaub and the Houston offense will be on a roll. BUT, there’s just something about watching the hardest hitting linebacker face the hardest hitting running back. Boy, I cannot wait!!
Houston – 24 Jacksonville – 13
Oakland (1-0) @ Miami (0-1)
Match up to watch: Michael Huff v.s. Matt Moore
Honestly, I’m expecting the Dolphins to come out FIRING! Although it would be ignorant to expect the same outcome of the previous meeting, I’m expecting a very similar outcome. Moore and company should be able to light up Oakland’s weak secondary.
Oakland – 17 Miami – 24
Arizona (0-1) @ New England (1-0)
Match up to watch: Patrick Peterson v.s. Anyone he lines up against.
Peterson is a very special talent. Although he had his rookie mistakes, the kid can straight up ball. I wouldn’t be shocked if New England let this one slip through their hands, but who are we kidding.
Arizona – 14 New England – 27
Tampa Bay (0-1) @ New York Giants (1-0)
Match up to watch: Carl Nicks v.s. Rocky Bernard/Chris Canty
Penetration? The New York Giants define that term. Although I love that pass rush, it’s absolutely scary, Tampa has one of the best offensive line units in the NFL. My gut tells me that Tampa’s new toys on offense will be too much for the Giants’ offense to keep up with on the score board.
Tampa Bay – 28 New York Giants – 20
Baltimore (0-1) @ Philadelphia (1-0)
Match up to watch: Ray Lewis v.s. Michael Vick
Big Play Ray still has it, don’t you forget it. Although Baltimore has added a few new pieces to the puzzle, I feel as though Philly’s offense is way too young for an aging Baltimore defense to keep in check all game. If Philly can break loose, watch out.
Baltimore – 24 Philadelphia – 35
Washington (0-1) @ St. Louis (0-1)
Match up to watch: London Fletcher v.s. Steven Jackson
Washington fans we get it. The skins are finally going to be awesome and their going to win the NFC East. When will you come back down to earth? RG3 is NOT anything like Cam Newton, and probably never will be. BUT, RG3 is going to be a great quarterback. Sam Bradford will bounce back this season after a huge sophomore slump. All Jeff Fisher has to do is ride his big running back the whole game.
Washington – 13 St. Louis – 24
Dallas (0-1) @ Seattle (1-0)
Match up to watch: Demarcus Ware v.s. Russell Okung
We have been hearing it for years, “This is Dallas’ year! They will finally put it all together and bring home the Lombardi”, but has it ever really happened? Seattle has an up and coming defense, as well as a pretty nice offensive unit also. But, Dallas should be able to pull out a “W” in this one.
Dallas – 27 Seattle – 21
New York Jets (0-1) @ Pittsburgh (0-1)
Match up to watch: Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow v.s. Troy Polamalu
Sanchez or Tebow? Big Rex came out and stated that “Sanchize” was the guy, but maybe that era is over. Either way, I don’t see New York putting up much of a fight against that Pittsburgh defense.
New York Jets – 17 Pittsburgh – 27
Tennessee (0-1) @ San Diego (0-1)
Match up to watch: Michael Roos v.s. Melvin Ingram
This contest should be interesting. Two under-achieving teams fighting to get back to .500. Tennessee has a chance to be really special this year, but Philip Rivers is out to prove himself this year. The whole league better stay out of his way.
Tennessee – 17 San Diego – 28
Detroit (1-0) @ San Francisco (1-0)
Match up to watch: Matthew Stafford v.s. Patrick Willis
SHOOT OUT. Both teams possess that uncanny ability to pour the points on at any time in the game. San Francisco didn’t have that last season, but with the new weapons they have on offense, they finally can win a shoot out.
Detroit – 35 San Francisco – 38
Denver (1-0) @ Atlanta (0-1)
Match up to watch: Peyton Manning v.s. Matt Ryan
Yes, I know. Normally I like to choose two players who would actually face each other for the match up to watch. But, Matt Ryan reminds me of a young Manning. Therefore, I’d like to sit down and watch this one unfold. Denver should be able to run on Atlanta, passing is another story. To be honest, I think Atlanta wants to show that they play in the NFC South also.
Denver – 23 Atlanta – 27
Check back again soon for Week #3 predictions! And remember, Keep You Fins Up!!!!!!
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